Desert boy

Adebayo, Mojisola. 2010. Desert boy. In: "Desert boy", The Albany, London, United Kingdom, April-June 2010. [Performance]

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Creators: Adebayo, Mojisola
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A play written by Mojisola Adebayo. Soldier Boy's in a deep situation. Minding his own on the streets of Deptford, he collides with the wrong crowd and meets trouble. Just one more hoody with a knife in his belly, he lies crying for his mother on a riverbank. Instead his cries are heard by the long-dead Desert Man, from Mali 300 years ago...

This is the start of an amazing trip, from the chaos and crime of London streets to the stench of slave ships on the open seas and the chains of cotton plantations in America's Deep South. Man and boy share the absurdity and brutality of their history in order to shape their future.

Shot with killer voices, singing across the ages from Mali to hip hop, from slave songs to rap, Desert Boy is a funny, fantastic and provoking new musical epic.

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Theatre and Performance (TAP)
Date range: April-June 2010
Event Location: The Albany, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 4837
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 09:16
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2021 12:39


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